Marques'Almeida Fall/Winter 2017

MARQUES’ALMEIDA: CALL FOR DIVERSITY

The inspiration: This season, dynamic duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida looked to the cultural melting pot that is London for inspiration. References hailed from a range of places — from Nina Simone, to black and white images from the sixties, to Blood Orange’s song ‘By Ourselves’.

The collection: In a time where optimism and open minds are more needed than ever, Marques’Almeida’s Fall 2017 lineup (of both garments and models) aptly reflected the social fabric of modern London. Sending out a high-energy ensemble of arresting prints and colours, the collection saw classic checkerboard checks (looks 6, 8, 37, 41), Beetlejuice stripes (looks 1, 3, 7, 17, 43 & 45) and Yayoi Kusama spots (looks 9, 10, 14, 24, 34, 38). Silhouettes were expectedly inventive, going from oversized outerwear to askew ruffles (looks 8, 10, 28).

Favourite look: That vertical striped mod dress with matching boots, topped off with a bright orange shearling coat (look 45).